You could say the same about playing III before the still unlocalized Crossbell gamesNo ? You think the audience this speaks to buys a game called CS 3 on a system like Switch without doing some research what the game is about ? This isnt Fifa or CoD. The target audience is invested in the series and/or JRPGs and knows their stuff.
Every second post in CS3 related threads is about the importance of the first two games to get the full picture of the Story. There seems to be a deep misunderstanding what audience games like these cater to - no Grandmom is buying the game at 60 bucks for their grandchildren only to be surprised that the Story of previous games is an important factor.
I'm guessing the percentage of people playing CSIII who haven't played the Crossbell games in the west is 90% plus
There won't be millions, but there will 100% be people who start with III if it's the only game they can play on Switch and they don't have a PS3/4/Vita